My Corner of the World – Making the World Smaller

Sometimes I think I do too much social media type stuff. One of the things I do is PostCrossing. It’s a site where people from all over the world exchange post cards. If you send a card to somebody, then somebody else sends you card. I have exchanged 321 cards over the years with people from 49 countries. Most exchangers are perfunctory but I always check and see what their interests are and if they are on social media. So far I’ve added a few people that way on instagram and found a few geocachers.

You can request what kind of cards you want and I say I like art so I get quite a few cards showing photographs of art works from all over the world. I got a card from somebody from the Ukraine with the above image on it. The back of the card said “I want to introduce you to the Belarusian artist Leonid Afremov… He lived in in Mexico and the USA for many years.” My interest was piqued because here is a guy from Belarus painting a bull fighting scene. I googled Leonid Afremov and sure enough he was an artist who lived in the USA for several years and then moved to Play Carmen, Mexico and then died there.

His family still runs his studio and offers his art up for sale on the internet. I love his style to extravagant and colorful and the prices are reasonable. Go check it out.

The bad part of social media is the creeps you end up running into. The good part is how you can learn things about people from one to one interactions. I have online friends all over the world and I value them tremendously. I hardly ever get the opportunity to meet one in real life.

I’m linking up with My Corner of the World.

4 thoughts on “My Corner of the World – Making the World Smaller

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Beautiful paint and Post Crossing sounds fascinating ~ wonder about the safety factor, though ~ online is great but as you wrote ~ there are strange ones in social media ~ sigh ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Ellen

    I’m going to check out the postcrossing. That artwork is amazing! I love the bright colors. My art teacher is a classical painter and a realist so I have to stay away from the bright colors. Social media can be great. I have a general rule that says if you want to see my posts then you need to be active on social media too. No trolls allowed.

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller

    …our daughter, an elementary school teacher did postcrossing so that her intercity students could be exposed to a wider world.

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